"K" RATION "ORIENTATION"
Colonel Awards Nine Medals
At Special Ceremonies Here
"Medals honoring nine soldiers were presented at special ceremdn-
ies Wednesday by Col. John W. Persons, commanding officer.
Four were awarded at retreat, and five were presented by
Colonel Persons in his office.
Of those decorated in the colonel's office, S/Sgt. Alfred Lisi, a
While K-rations were new to the majority of T/F military personnel, there were plenty of combat
returnees around to lead the way when the packaged meals made a surprise appearance on the menu
here recently. Above, Cpl. John S. Belviso, veteran T/F cook, follows closely the procedure used by ETO
returnee Sgt. William Phelps as the latter prepares to eat his concentrated dinner.
former aerial engineer, was cited
for participating in more than
228 hours of combat flights in
the South Pacific. He received
the Distinguished Flying Cross.
The same award went to S/Sgt.
Harold S. Reynolds, Sgt. Pasquale
A. Carullo and S/Sgt. Daniel A.
Boyle, who also received the Air
Medal. S/Sgt. Albert J. Bon-
nette was decorated with the
Receiving decorations at re-
treat were Miss Samantha Pat-
terson, Panama City; Mrs. Nellie
Faulkner, Chattahoochee, Sgt.
Robert H. Dutton, Jellicoe, Tenn.;
and S/Sgt. Charles E. Shelton,
S/Sgt. Shelton received the
Soldier's Medal for heroism dis-
played in Hollandia, Dutch New
Guinea. A returning bomber,
upon landing, dropped two
bombs still in the bomb bay.
The bombs exploded and set the
plane afire. With complete dis-
regard for personal safety, Sgt.
Shelton rushed into the blazing
plane to rescue the occupants.
Sgt. Dutton received a Marine
'Corps Unit Citation awarded to
his entire group which was at-
tached to a Marine Corps outfit in
1942. His organization displayed
outstanding heroism in effecting
landings on Pacific islands in the
face of fierce Japanese resistance.
Miss Patterson accepted the Air
Medal on behalf of her brother,
Lt. Fred H. Patterson, now a pris-
oner of war in Germany. Accord-
ing to the citation read by Lt.
Norman Gross, post adjutant, Lt.
Patterson was cited for exception-
ally meritorious achievement
while participating in sustained
bomber operations over enemy-oc-
cupied continental Europe.
Mrs. Faulkner received the Air
Medal on behalf of her son, T/Sgt.
Hillard R. Parrish, also a prisoner
of war in Germany. Sgt. Parrish
was cited for meritorious achieve-
ment in participating in bombing
Tornadoes Win Hard-Fought AAU Title
For Reports Of
PO P A Violations
Legal Officer Says Drive Takes
In All Types Of Trans-
Lt. Harold Fagin, post legal of-
ficer, yesterday renewed his re-
quest that all personnel, military
or civilian, who are charged more
than OPA prices bring their com-
plaints to his office.
Already two officers who had
been overcharged for liquor have
received refunds and the two
firms that made the overcharges
have been fined $25 each. An-
other firm found guilty of over-
charging by the Panama City
businessmen's OPA price panel is
to be prosecuted in federal court.
Lt. Fagin emphasized that the
drive for lower prices encompass-
es of all kinds of transactions.
He said the legal office had
been having difficulty with the
local rent control panel in ob-
taining settlements in cases of
excess rent charges, and that his
office may have to take up rent
matters with higher OPA offic-
Firms which persist in charg-
ing prices in violation of OPA
regulations are faced not only
with federal prosecution but with
being placed off limits for all mil-
HOTEL OFF LIMITS
The Dixie Sherman Hotel in
Panama City was placed off lim-
its in a special Headquarters bul-
letin last Saturday. In accord-
ance .with War Department pol-
icy, no reason for the ban was
VOL. 3, NO. 8 TYNDALL FIELD, FLORIDA FEBRUARY 24, 1945
Wools Go To War
Your overcoat and your long
woolen drawers are going where
they will do more good than in
Florida. All woolen overcoats
issued to enlisted men at this
station were picked up this
week and shipped to colder
climes, as was all woolen under-
Each organization was auth-
orized to retain five percent of
the overcoats taken for the pro-
tection of individuals on fur-
lough or transferred to colder
To Take Orders
For Yank Payday
Subscription Tables To Be
You can't work your way
through college by selling sub-
scriptions to Yank.
But orderly room personnel will
get a chance to accept subscrip-
tions to the Army weekly next
A table where personnel may
buy subscriptions to Yank will be
set up in each orderly room for
payday, and organizations will be
allowed to keep 10 percent of the
total proceeds to add to the unit
Yank costs $2 a year, $1 for six
Military personnel may now
send Yank to themselves at eith-
er their military address or in
care of their home address, or
both. In the latter case, the
(Continued on Page Five)
T-F Artists have
Five Entries In
Army Art Contest
Five works of art by Tyndall
Field soldier artists have been se-
lected for submission through the
Personnel Services Section to the
Army Service Forces national
The winning entries will be
placed on display at the National
Gallery of Art in Washington.
A photograph, taken in New
Orleans and entitled, "The Light
on the Stairs,'" is the entry of
Pfc. Salvatore C. Valastro.,
Lt. Clarke C. Hambley has en-
tered an oil painting, entitled,
"Loading," showing cotton being
loaded aboard a rusty freighter.
A 'finely-detailed religious
painting in gouache, called "Pax
et Bellum," has been submitted by
Pfc. Vernon L. Scott, Jr.
In the sculptoring division, Pvt.
William P. Reid's "The Officer," a
woodcarving, has been entered.
A drawing, "Aerial Gunner,"
showing a gunner looking down
the barrel of a machine gun, rep-
resents the work of Sgt. Joseph K.
"Objective Burma," with Errol
Flynn and Henry Hull, will be
shown at the Post Theaters next
Wednesday and Thursday 28-29
February. Due to the length of
the movie the performances will
start at 6:00 p. m., and 9:00 p. m.
at Theater 1, and there will be
one evening performance at 6:45
p. m. on each night at Theater 2
USO Show Monday
"Off the Record," a USO
Camp Show, will make two ap- F
pearances here Monday. One T
performance will be at Rec Hall d
No. 1 at 6:30 p. m, the other
at Theater No. 1 at 9 p. m.
Gets Three Years
For Forging Check g
False Endorsement Causes Sol- a
dier's Arrest t
A Section I soldier who cashed o
a forged $50 check at the Tyn- a
dall Field facility of the Bay Nat-
ional Bank was convicted of vio- P
lating the Articles of War and
sentenced to three years impris- T
onment and a dishonorable dis- Y
charge by a general court martial d
this week. 3
The soldier, Pfc. Glenn Wacht, v
presented the check, on a Wiscon- g
sin bank, with the name "Pvt. g
Saulk" as the maker. On the
back of the check was an en-
dorsement by a "Major Johnson."
The bank requires all checks to
be endorsed by a commissioned t
The court received testimony I
that "Pvt. Saulk" and "Major i
Johnson" were fictitious charac- t
The forger might never have
been caught except for the fact I
that a few days later he return-
ed with another check. This time
the check was good, but the sol- i
dier had again forged the name
"Major Johnson" as the endorser,
and he was taken into custody.
las Good Chance
At Another Crown
)ne More Victory Will Gain
Southeastern Service Lea-
An epic chapter in Tyndall
'ield sports was written last
'uesday night when the Torna-
oes defeated the Smyrna Army
Lir Base Bombers in the final
*ame of the Southeastern AAU
age tournament at Atlanta.
The thrilling 58-57 triumph
*ave the Tornadoes their second
tournament title of the season,
nd before the curtain falls on
heir 1944-45 campaign, the Tyn-
dall courtmen may add still an-
ther championship to their EFTC
and AAU crowns.
With two league games left to
play, they need only one more vic-
ory to clinch the Southeastern
Service League championship. The
tornadoess meet the Dale Mabry
Warhawks at Tallahassee Tues-
lay, and next Saturday, March
3, will play Moody Field here in
what probably will be the last
game of the season for the most
gallant group of athletes ever to
presentt Tyndall Field.
Four Games In Two Days
Arriving at Atlanta for the
A.A.U. tournament last Saturday,
he Tornadoes learned that in ad-
dition to being seeded the num-
ber one team, they would not play
until Monday, with the result that
hey would be forced to play, and
win, two games Monday and two
nore on Tuesday in order to win
the competition. Never having,
played more than one contest per
day, the Tyndall cagers were fac-
ed with the prospect of playing
four games within less than 36
hours against top-notch opposi-
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not be construed as representing opinions of the War Department.
RETENTION OF GI INSURANCE PROVIDES /
(Continued From Last Week)
Now here's the setup on conversion. Joe can discount iNO KNEW OANNY KAYE,THI POPULAR COME
THE PAYS WHEN KAVE WAS PLAYING6ONLY CLUB
what he has already paid in as a good investment in that it PLAYED SOFTBALL WITH KAYE WAIN WAS INY
protected his loved ones against possible need if Joe had been IAN, WORKIN& FOR A PIPE FOUNDRY IN N.J. WI
aTE NICKNAME OF "SMOKY-.. HE i. A TEMPERA
a casualty. If he does this, his insurance would be converted IN AWAY, NEER BOTHERINGTO TAKE A DRII
at his attained age, or his actual insurance age of the date of SAYS SHES ENJOYAWASHIN DSHES.
conversion, which is -his nearest birthday. Joe came in the
Army at 25 and was discharged three years later at 28, then
takes a couple of months to get set before converting at age 28.
His $10,000 worth of ordinary life will run him $14.80 a month.
At the end of one year' it will begin paying a dividend. And,
naturally, the older the policy gets, the more dividend apprecia-
At the time of conversion Joe can elect to pay his premium
monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually. But, suppose
Joe decides he wants to take full advantage of what he put into
the insurance while in the service. Thirty-six months of service Sinatra is known as "The
at $6.70 a month would make $241.20 paid in. His insuranceVoice," and our own Sgt. Major,
would be converted back to age 25, and the premium, age 25, Conrad Liles, not even pretending
would be $13.70 a month, a savings in cost of $1.10 a month to give Frankie competition, is
over his age 28 cost. Ordinary life premium cost over the 36 now known as "The Voiceless."
months Joe carried GI insurance would be 36 times $13.70, or a Our hero returned from DS at
total of $493.20. Now the $241.20 Joe has already paid in would Colorado Springs sans the ability
be a credit toward the $493.20 cost of 36 months of ordinary life. to use his vocal chords. Tsk! Tsk!
So with the application for the conversion Joe will have to in- (I'm also shaking my head)
clude the sum of $252.00. That's a good bit of dough, but let's Was suggested that Bessie Wilder
suppose Joe happened to be smart enough to have seen the be given an automatic pilot while
light and he carried a War Bond allotment all the time he was sashaying around headquarters.
mn" the Army. It might have been tough going, but here's one Seems she turned a complete som-
way that War Bond allotments pay off it assures a fellow of ersault when she tripped over Pvt.
the where-with-all to convert his insurance sensibly and keep Frank Hosterman, who was inno-
all the dough he paid out paid in. cently painting numbers on boxes
Immediately upon converting Joe has a three year old pol- in the mail section. (P. S.: He
icy and all the values that go along with it: the dividend fea- was sitting on the floor when this
tures, too, remember. The cash value of his policy would be happened. He was not standing.
$266.10, or more than the cost of converting. The paid up in- He is NOT a midget).
surance value would be $712.80. And if something went com- *
pletely haywire with Joe's income he would have enough Bouquets were tossed and sweet
equity in it to have created three years and 158 days extension nothings were whispered to Lt.
value. Remember, too, these are guaranteed values. Stanley Alukonis when he "receiv-
Ten years from the day Joe signed up for his GI insurance, ed his wings" last Tuesday. Yours
he would have about a $1,000 nest egg backing him up in the truly wishes to join in the rejoic-
cash value of his policy, $2,356.40 worth of paid up insurance ing Georgeson story of the
and an extension value of 12 years, 244 days. Week: Our favorite lieutenant,
It boils down to this: Let's stop saying we are "paying Jimmy G., took a trip to the Link
out" for insurance and say "paying in." With insurance we've Trainer Department last week and
taken steps to care for the folks and also to see that we, too, eagerly jumped into one of these
will have something, if sickness or business failure rear their unnumbered aircraft. He climbed
ugly faces. Every man and woman in the service has a defin- to the dizzy height of four feet -
ite responsibility along insurance lines to see to his or her fu- and became altitude happy ,(com-
ture to prepare for emergencies while alive, and to provide only known as airsick). Friends
for their families when they're gone." of Hot Pilot Gee are hush-hush
FOURTH SERVICE COMMAND. about the whole affair, but the
Truth will out (it says here).
We were greatly perturbed by
the article in last week's Target
in which a confused Blytheville
A/T feebly attempted to explain
why we call ourselves P A/C's.
No, no, no, our "abundance of ap-
pelations" (aircrew trainees, pre-
aviation cadets, and on-the-line
trainees) does not stem from the
theory that any title besides pri-
vate represents a promotion. Ask
any Stuttgart-Smyrna P A/C for
they seem to be the only trainee
that fully understand the situa-
tion or are willing to relate the
The first day we arrived at
Stuttgart Army Air-Field, Arkan-
sas, (fresh out of basic) our CO
explained, "From here on your
known as, Pre-Aviation Cadets.
To The Editor T/Sgt. Frank Parker, after be-
ing stationed at Tyndall for nigh
on to three years, has suddenly
You'll put that on your mail." At come to the conclusion that he is
Smyrna our CO announced that at permanent party, and has decided
that field, we were referred to as to settle down by taking unto him-
Aviation Trainees. self a wife one of the fairer
Far be it from a P A/C to con- belles of PC, Miss Dorothy Sue
sider himself above, a private, for, Jenks. The date is set for 25
although we, too, collect $50.00 March. Best of everything!...
per month and are assigned as Never has a furlough been sweat-
permanent party, we lack many of ed out so much as the one twins
the private's privileges. For ex- Wallace and Warren Bell went on.
ample we may not apply for any The twins, who have been in the
specialized training during our Army six months, were ready a
months (perhaps a year) of wait- week ahead of time to make their
ing for pre-flight openings. way toward Andover (God's
Wake up, Blytheville "privates," Country), Massachusetts.
there is a war to be won and *
there is no time for dreaming. The latest report from reliable
JULIUS P. MINUSKIN, sources says the two Wacs are
,... Former P A/C Editor. definitely not dickering for the
(Also signed by 13 oth- affections of S/Sgt. Monroe Palm-
ers). er. The tide has turned since last
WORK, YOUR OWN GARDEN
S- "I passed by the field of the
S slothful, by the vineyard of
Sfig .,hi# / the thriftless: and there lay,
i O AN/ all- overgrown with thistles,
uLS PROM ALPHA,N.J. AND NOW IS SUPPLY ST. the surface covered with net-
F SQUADRON "A". HES BEEN AT TYNDALL FOR
HIRTY- TWO MONTHS DISHING OUT SUPPUES ties, the stone wall broken
AOST OF IS TIME HERE. HE HAS A BROTHER down." Proverbs 24:30-31
OVERSEAS IN THE FIELD ARTILLERY......... HAS
0 DEFINITE POST-WAR PLANS EXCEPT TO (Moffatt).
rET HOME----ANP FAST.
SMNCINELLI WAS ONCE A This is a picture of failure. The
ELOVE BUT UN&ooHIS author had doubtless looked upon
AFTER E161HTEEN FI6HTS. this very scene. One day he was
taking a walk in the open coun-
try. Summer was treading hard
/upon the heels of springtime, and
IANBAC IN the whole landscape was athriH
BS AND OFTEN and athrob with life. On either
IPE'AS A CIVIL- side of the road were fields billow-
6 ADVOCAETE, t / ing with barley. Here and there
HE PST-- .. were well-kept gardens, colorful
with blossoms and sweet with the
perfume of flowers. Here were
vineyards full of the promise of
luscious fruit. But suddenly he
comes upon this glaring ugliness,
this blot upon the landscape. The
whole scene fairly shrieks of fail-
But what is wrong? Why do
we feel compelled to think of the
owner of this little farm one mo-
week If absence makes the ment with pity and the next with
heart grow fonder, Sgt. Jerome hot indignation? What wrong
Kearny must really love Tyndall. has he done? For one thing, he
Can't Denver be fun, though? has allowed the sturdy stone wall
S, that once guarded his garden to
fall. For some reason he has
Confidential info: Seems Joe For some reason he has
Morales isn't getting sufficientex- failed to keep up his fences. Such
ercise from his routine of conduct- a course always brings tragedy.
ing classes, and may be seen build- What happens to the unfenced
ing up that Herculean physique garden? It becomes a common.
practically every night ... A let- This is what has happened mto te-
ter from Major Newman, written garden of this slothful man.
ter from Major Newman, written Laziness! That was the secret
at Fort McPherson, Ga., states Lazismn's That was the secret
that the Major will be sent to a of thls man's nelect. He was
general hospital soon A new slothul, thrftless. He did not
ray of sunshine has suddenly come he to work esing to work,
to light in the Stat Control Office he read no harvest.
since the return of a certain Your garden may be very small
T/Sgt. from a very short stay on and very lean; it ma be in a
DS. very hard situation; for that, you
are not responsible. You are not
responsible for gifts that you do;
Everything comes out in the not possess. Your one respon-
wash. It was learned that Billy sibility is using what you have in
Jean Riley, the Bond Belle, stuck the best possible fashion. "What
her tongue out at Major Tom Car- is that in your hand?" God is
nahan, Defense Counsel, after be- asking you and me, as he asked
ig cross examined by said Major Moses. If we dedicate that gift
at the last general court martial, to him, then we have fully dis-
That simple display of emotion charged our responsibility. All
upset the court for a few minutes that is needed to build a new
while time out was taken for a world, all that is needed to bring
good caught .. Boys in Squadron in the Kingdom of God, is for ev-
A are offering their congrats to ery man to work his own garden.
Lambert Morton on his success in May God grant us grace to set
improving the dayroomi Next ourselves to this high task!
time you see them, take special -Excerpt from sermon by
notice. Everytinie you see Cap- Clovis G. Chappell.
tain Shacklette, you see Lt.
Shutts. The question is, who is
shadowing who (or is it whom) ? Chapel Services
Could Major Clements have SUNDAY
mistaken the formal dance for a Sunday School. Post Ce c eL. 9:00 A.M.
Worship. Colored liec 9:00 A.M.
square dance last Saturday? He Worship Post ChapeL....... 10:00 A.M.
,. Worship, Section K .... 100 A.M.
walked in just puffing away on a Worship, Theater No. i__.._ :00 A.M.
corncob pipe. Hmm! Cigarette Worship Post Chapel 7:30 P.M.
shortage ... Oh woe! Fellowship Meeting DAY 7:30 P.M.
That rat the trap is set for WEDNESDAY
down in Operations is strictly a Choir Rehearsal ---- 7:30 P.M.
vegetarian. The trap is get with THURSDAY
Chrian Science Service..._7:30 P.M.
some ham, but he won't even Ch anci THOLIristia
come near it. He'd rather chomp CSUNDAY
on the fruit he finds in the desks. Mass, Post Chapel 8:00 A.M.
Mass, Post Theater --__ I0:00 A.M.
.. Heard that Lt. Justin Glickson, Mass. Post hapel 11:100 A.M.
former TFO, is now in Egypt ac- Mass, Post Chapel -_I 6:30 P.M.
cepting Dromedary dates from the DAILY
Mass 5:10 P.M.
Sphinx When Lt. Norman MONDAY
Gross walked into the Sgt. Major's Novena 7:00 P.M.
office to announce that the Dixie- Choir Rehearsall -__- 8:00 P.M.
Sherman was "OFF LIMITS," Cofeos SAT AY 7: P.M.
Sgt. Toby- Mazurek remarked in a (ad any time Chaplain s in his office)
shocked voice, "What! To every- JEWISH
body?" Worhip Se'v RIDAY 700
Worship Seryice 7:00 P.M.
FEBRUARY 24, 1945
THE TYNDALL TARGET
FEBRUARY 24, 1945 THE TYNDALL TARGET PAGE THRENJ
Sought In Drive
To Recruit Wacs
Captain Shacklette, Lt.
To spur the Wac drive for
more medical technicians which is
being pushed all over the country,
Capt. Shacklette, commanding of-
ficer of Squadron D, went on the
air Tuesday over WDLP, Panama
City. She was assisted by Lt.
Col. Brancato, Post Surgeon, who
told of the great need for medi-
cal technicians, a need that is
growing as the hospitals receive
wounded men from the combat
areas. Pfc. Thomas, Wac recruit-
er from Tallahassee, arranged the
The effects of the new consoli-
dation policy of Wac detachments
were felt at Tyndall as 14 more
new members poured into the
Squadron from Freeman, Blythe-
ville and Greenville. They were:
Freeman Field, Seymour, Ind. -
Sgt. Sebina C. Zitur, St. Cloud,
Minn.; Cpl. Helen A. Wyszynski,
Cedar, Wis.; Pvt. Sylvia M. Ow-
ens, Dewey, S. D.; Pvt. Alice M.
Roos, Watertown, Wis.
Blytheville, Ark. Pfc. Doro-
thy J. Strain, Twin Falls, Idaho;
Pvt. Fannie E. Amato, Brooklyn,
N. Y.; Pvt. Mary A. Rowan, Ilion,
N. Y.; Pvt. Josephine C. Smolin-
ski, Clifton, N. J.; Pvt. Rose M.
Worden, Tulsa, Okla.
Greenville, Miss. Pfc. Athe-
lene A. Houston, Morrelton, Ark.;
Pfc. Gertrude F. Turnage, Redon-
do, Calif.; Pfc. Anna J. Yuhasz,
Lorrain, Ohio; Pvt. Isabell M.
Merry, Philipsburg, Pa.; Pvt.
Thelma I. Tounzen, Shaw, Miss.
S"Whatever the reasons behind
this consolidation idea results are
less K.P. and C.Q. duty for all.
Among the newcomers are three
puppy dogs, one all white, one all
black and one black and white,
and a grown up light brown lady
named Millie, recently transferred
from Bainbridge, Ga., with her
Wac owner, Cpl. Lucy Jeans.
It is rumored .that Pfc. Edith
Ahrens, who left for Camp Crowd-
wr, Mo., last week, is headed for
Cpl. Mary Simko, who placed
second in the recent beauty con-
test conducted by Eastern Train-
ing. News, returned from her fur-
lough Tuesday married to Pvt.
John A. Barker, formerly station-
ed here at the hospital but now on
his way overseas.
PVT. E. C. KELLY.
MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) -
Grounds for Divorce: Mrs. Irene
Thyberg filed suit against her
husband because "he scolded me
whenever I took more than one
bath a week."
There Must Be
A Moral In This
FRANCE Pvt. Mike Brese-
wick received a package from
home. It was labeled "French
"No one would send French
dressing to a soldier in France,"
reasoned Bresewick, opening the
bottle. "It must be something
alcoholic in disguise."
He gulped it down.-
It was French dressing.
T-F Closed In,
I-1 Pays Visit
To Moody Field.
Greetings, K ration killers! Our
one day whirl at the marvel food
was quite a novelty to most of us.
We were really surprised at the
rich flavor the stuff had and at
the well-fed feeling it left you
with. Veterans will kindly ignore
this statement. Many said it was
even better than the regular
breakfast. For this the mess ser-
geant will, no doubt, hang him-
'self. Never in one day have I
smoked such a wide variety of cig-
arettes. And in room four, that
cunning crew of caddish Cadets
was making post war plans of big
business, manufacturing the stuff
for hunters, fishermen, and for
house wives, disliking the "house"
part of their titles, and not being
overly concerned with keeping
their ever lovin' husbands. What
possibilities! What a lot of
food's! What a stomach ache!
And, to our, list of soft jobs -
plumber to a fish bowl, C.Q. to a
Wac barracks, service man to a
cigar lighter, janitor in a phone
booth can now be added an-
other K.P. in a K ration kitchen.
All the thrills aren't in fiction
these days. We had quite an ex-
perience last week when low
clouds moved in and Tyndall Field
was closed. Now having a field
closed in is just ordinary stuff,
only the catch to this case is that
we were in the air when it hap-
pened. Through the airphone
could be heard the calm voice of
the tower operator sweating out
the seven planes he had wander-
ing blindly around overhead. It
was just like instrument training
only this was the real thing. The
solution was brought about in
good order though and class 45-8,
which had just left the sacks that
afternoon to go on another routine
flight, suddenly found itself well
on the way to Moody Field, Ga.
We received a warm welcome up
there, in fact for the officers,
caught without their emergency
class A uniforms, the greeting was
a little too warm! We had hot
chocolate, cherry short-cake, a
sack, a movie, and I found two
COLONEL IS RED CROSS WAR FUND DRIVE CHAIRMAN
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Col. John W. Persons, commanding officer, accepts the invitation to be chairman of the Red Cross
War Fund Drive at Tyndall Field, extended by H. B. Everitt, Jr., Bay County campaign chairman. Also
shown are Mrs. Ruby Cooper, executive secretary of the Bay County Chapter of the Red Cross, and Irv-
ing Levey, Red Cross field director at Tyndall.
10,000 Here Received Help
From Red Cross During Year
More than 10,000 servicemen and women were assisted by the Red
Cross on this post during 1944, it was announced by Irving L. Levey,
A.R.C. Field Director of Tyndall Field.
Emergency furloughs and financial assistance number among
the most prominent of services extended to T/F personnel in need of
personal welfare help. *O s C o y to
"This Red Cross Office also Officers Club or directly to the
handles about 250 cases a month office of the Field Director of the
of families inquiring about their A.R.C., and civilian personnel may
sons stationed here," Levey said, make their contributions through
sons stationed here," Levey said,
"and most of them ask why their the department for which they
boy hasn't written lately. work. Enlisted personnel may al-
"Whether the case is a highly so contribute to the A.R.C. office
significant problem to the individ- or to their Squadron Orderly
ual or an off-the-record question rooms.
concerning what channel s he Col. John W. Persons, com-
should go through to get a dis- manding officer, has been named
charge, our staff does its utmost chairman of the Red Cross drive
to lend aid and comfort to those on Tyndall Field this year, and
who come to us and we enjoy a this week he issued a statement
good degree of success in our pur-outlining the organizations need
pose.I am confident," he said, "that
The Red Cross is requesting of- "I am confident," he said, "that
ficers and civilians to contribute all will wish to join in member-
to the War Fund campaign during ship and support of this worthy
March. Enlisted personnel may organization which is so neces-
also contribute. This is the only sary in its services to the armed
appeal for funds by the Red Cross forces and in our home communi-
Officers may make their mem-
bership contributions through the
packs of genuine Gillette razor
blades. After a night's rest we
gave the field a tour, fell in love
with their PT-19's and at 1300 we
headed back to Tyndall and to our
"You and I know and appreci-
ate the fact that the Red Cross
staff is on the job 24 hours a day,
every day," the Colonel's state-
ment continued. "The staffs
around-the-clock services here are
typical of what the Red Cross of-
fers at other posts throughout the
country, and in theaters of war in
all parts of the world."
Lt. Piatt Takes
Command In I-6
Lt. Murphy To School In San
With the turn of the week came
a turn of C.O.'s for section 1-6. Lt.
Murphy, former C.O., left for San
Antonio to attend a school for a
period of two weeks. In his ab-
sence Lt. Piatt, formerly of sec-
tion I-1, is assuming official du-,
Along with our new C.O. has
come a new spirit into the organi-
zation. The men have had ade-
quate opportunity to come into
contact with him and at present
opinions are varied. However, one
revelation is a certainty; the en-
tire organization is predominated
by an entirely new atmosphere.
George Wilhemi returned this
week from an emergency furlough
brought about by the death of his
mother. We share Will's sorrow
with him and are glad to have him
back with us.
The section had its first taste of
drill Monday. Naturally opinion
is adverse in most instances, but
they say it makes a man out of
Cadets of Section 1-6 left this
Thursday and are now at a Navi-
gators Pool in Moody Field, Ga.,
awaiting shipment to advanced
schools. The EM are anxiously
awaiting news of their shipment
- and delay enroute.
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THE TYNDALL TARGET
PAGE FOUR THE TYNDALL TARGET FEBRtTA.RY 24, 1945
Arriving in Atlanta last Sunday
for the tournament, the Tornadoes
discovered among other things
that they were the number one
seeded team. Who blessed them
with this handicapping reputation
we never did find out. But for-
tunately for Tyndall, the boys
were still smarting from their
ance at Marianna last Wednesday
when they came out on the short
end of a 48-36 score.
Also, to sober the Tyndall cag-
ers there was the presence in the
tournament of a Maxwell Field
team which had plucked Colberg
and Benson from the deactivated
Cochran Field squad, and Lt. Bill
McCahan from Spence's court
team. These three, along with An-
dy Anderson and Benny Reiges,
made up, at least on paper, the
most powerful team in the tourn-
ament. Then too, there was the
Smyrna Army Air Base Bombers
who bowed to the famed Mem-
phis Naval Air Station hoopsters
by one point earlier in the sea-
The tournament was held in the
Atlanta Sports Arena, located sev-
eral miles from the center of
town, and used alternately as a
dance palace, boxing arena and on
special occasions, for basketball
games. The Arena had a maxi-
mum capacity of approximately
5,000, but 3,000 was the top crowd
for the tourney. Teams which
played Saturday and Sunday had
difficulty maneuvering about as
the floor was still slippery from
the last dance. However, by
'-n6Snday afternoon, when the Tor-
nadoes trotted out for their first
tilt, the floor had lost most of its
ice-like quality, and the only thing
worrying the Tyndall courtmen
was how to play the rebounds off
the glass backboard.
Most of Tyndall's points in that
first game against the Tennessee
Eastman quintet were made from
close in as the boys fed Art Stev-
ens in the hole. Art made his 25
points look easy as he threw the
ball up from all sides and angles.
Meanwhile, Gentry became "orien-
tated" with the strange back-
boards and after correcting his
"range estimation" in the after-
noon, came back in the evening's
contest against the Army Service
Forces officers and scored 22
points, shading the local pride and
joy, Ralph Hamilton, who scored
21 points for the officers.
Prior to the Tyndall-A.S.F.
(Continued on Page Five)
.AAU Box Scores
Tyndall (68) Eastman K. (43)
Stevens (25 ........... F..........Williams (7)
Snowden (7)....-...... ..............Green (20)
Hockenberry (5)....C .............Phillips (9)
Gentry (13)... .......... ............... Grils (3)
MacConnanchie (2)-G....................Stone (4)
Substitutions Tyndall, Houck (8),
Lawton (5), Wanchie (3).
Tyndall (53) ASF Officers (50)
Snowden 8)... ................Boddiger (13)
Stevens (14)......... ................... Hines (8
Hocenber (4)........C......Hamiltton (41)
Gentry (22)................G..-.................... O',Brien
MacConnachie (2).-G............Johnson (4)
Substitutions Tyndall, Lawton (3).
Tyndall (37) Ft. Benning (32)
Stevens (9) .........M.....-F.................Mlatter (12
Sndwden (4)........... ... F ............ ulton (3)
Hockenberry (8)........C.............Payne (100
Gentry (8)............. ..............Johnson (6)
MacConnachie (4)..G............... Sloane (1)
Substitutions-Tyndall Houck (3), Simp-
Tyndall (58) Smyrna AAB (57)
Snowden (6) -......................Pincelli (6)
Stevens (8) ........... F...........Thomas (15
Hockenerry (17).. ...........Gardner (19
Gentry (25)............G.............Holmes (11)
MacConnachie (2)....G.......Shannahan (6
Substitutions-Tyndall, Houck (2).
Total points scored against Tyndall- 182
Total points scored by Tyndall ............ 216
The following telegram from
Brig. Gen. Julian B. Haddon,
new commanding general of the
Eastern Flying Training Com-
mand, was received here b the
"I desire to congratulate you
and the personnel of your com-
mand for the superior perform-
ance of your basketball team in
winning the recent Southeast-
ern AAU championship basket-
ball tournament. My feeling of
pride in this fine accomplish-
ment is shared by every other
member of EFTC."
(Continued from Page One)
tion, and like true champions,
they rose to the occasion.
Eastman First Victim'
Monday afternoon the Torna-
does began their victory march by
teeing off against the Tennessee
Eastman quintet and chalking up-
a convincing 68-43 triumph. The
Eastman Sive had downed the
Craig Field courtmen the night
before, 55-49. Art Stevens, hit-
ting the glass backboards from
all angles, was the big gun 'in the
Tyndall attack with 25 points.
Jack Gentry took second place
T/F honors with 13. It was the
second time this season that Stev-
ens has hit the quarter century
mark, having previously set the
1944-45 Tyndall scoring in the
Hendricks game. Chuck Hocken-
beiry equalled the mark in the
EFTC tourney opener against
Cochran Field, and Jack Gentry
made it a trio by scoring 25 points
against Smyrna in the A.A.U. fi-
A.S.F. Five Next
Second tournament opponent of
the Tornadoes was the Army Ser-
vice Forces five from Atlanta,
which was sparked by Lt. Ralph
Hamilton, spectacular scoring ace
from Indiana U. Sunday night
Hamilton paced his team to a 60-
58 win over the highly favored
Vultee Bombers by scoring 41
points. In the Tyndall-A.S.F. con-
test the Indiana star registered 21
markers, but was shaded by Gen-
try, who with 22 points, led
dall to a 53-50 triumph.
Stevens' 14 points gave him
runner-up position in the T/F
scoring column, while Boddiger's
13 tallies was second best for the
losers. Tyndall twice lost the lead
in the first half of this contest
but held a 26-22 edge when the
whistle blew. In the second half,
the A.S.F. quintet kept close on
the heels of the Tornadoes, taking
a point lead on one occasion and
knotting the count twice.
Tuesday afternoon the Torna-
does went into action against the
Third Student Training Regiment
quintet from Fort Benning in the
semi-final round of the tourney.
On the previous night the infan-
trymen scored the most surpris-
ing upset of the competition by
eliminating an EFTC star-stud-
ded Maxwell Field five, 47-45 in
an exciting see-saw battle. The
Rifles got off to a modest lead
against the Tornadoes in the first
half, holding a 22-16 advantage
against the Tyndall cagers, who
were desperately seeking their
second wind for the fast-paced
tournament. Shortly after the
second half got under way thq
Rifles added three more points to
their lead and with the score
reading 25-16 it looked as though
Tyndall had finally met its match.
However, the traditional Torna-
do explosion shattered the Rifles'
hopes as mid-way in the second
17 Times In
In a thrill-packed game which
lasted through two overtime per-
iods and which saw the lead
change hands 17 times, Tyndall's
Comets from Section F defeated
Hendricks Field by 73 to 67.
With less than three minutes of
play remaining, Hendricks held a
58 to 54 lead. The Comets ran
up a 61 to 59 advantage in those
three minutes, but as the horn
sounded the end of the game a
Hendricks shot found its mark to
tie the score.
Both teams scored in the clos-i
ing seconds of the first five-min-
ute overtime period to make it
Each team lost one player by
the foul route, and as the second
overtime stanza began the Com-
ets spurted into an eight-point
lead. Hendricks scored four more
points but the effort was futile.
Lee, of Hendricks, was high
man for the visitors with 31
points, while Taliaferro with 21
led the Comets.
half Tiger' MacConnachie touched
off the fuse with a foul conver-
sion and Chuck Hockenberry's
dynamite-laden hand scored seven
points in quick succession to bring
the count to 23-26. Gentry hit
the net from the back court to
bring it up to 25-26 and Finis
Snowden broke away with a long
pass to put Tyndall ahead, 27-26.
Three more field goals by Gentry
and a pair by Art Stevens gave
the Tornadoes the ball game( 37-
While the Tornadoes' sudden
scoring barrage sent the fans to
their feet, it was the remarkable
defensive effort of the Tyndall
team in that second half which
caused the most amazement. After
scoring a field goal on the open-
ing play of the second half, the
Rifles failed to dent the Tornado
wall for another score, except for
three foul conversions, until the
last two minutes of play, when
the game was safely tucked away.
Stevens led the T/F scoring in
the contest with 9 points, while
Hockenberry and Gentry were
close behind with eight tallies
each. Matter with 12 points and
Payne with 10 were high for the
Tyndall's opponent in the. tour-
nament finals, the Smyrna Bomb-
ers, advanced to the pay-off game
by defeating Howard College, 70-
50, Atlanta Naval Air Station,
58-32, and Robins Field, 64-51.
Earlier in the season the Bombers
won wide attention in the South-
east when they almost toppled the
powerful Memphis Naval Air Sta-
tion five, which has been averag-
ing 78 points per game.
In the Tyndall-Smyrna game,
the first half saw the Tennessee
quintet, maintain a two to three
bucket lead over the Tornadoes
with the half time score of 26-21
in their favor. Through most of
the second period the twooteams
matched field goals until with six
minutes to play and Smyrna lead-
ing, 43-38 ,the Tyndall cagers
broke loose again and when the
smoke cleared away, Stevens,
Gentry and Hockenberry had add-
ed 12 points to the Tornado total
to send them ahead, 50-43. How-
ever, Thomas and Gardner put on
a quick show of their own for
Smyrna and with one minute and
45 seconds left in the game the
Tennessee courtmen were appar-
ently "in" with a 55-52 score. But
Left "Hook" Artist
Bobby Houck, of the Tyndall
Tornadoes, whose left "hook" shot
has amazed T/F basketball fans
all season long. Bobby is from
Indianapolis, Ind., and played
freshman ball for Purdue U. One
of the youngest members of the
Tyndall squad, Bobby has done
an excellent job of "spelling"
member of the first five through
the rugged season during which
the Tornadoes have already won
two titles and are on the thresh-
old of another.
proving once and for all their
right to the title of "champions"
the Tyndall team broke the
Smyrna attempt to freeze the ball
and Jack Gentry scored on a shot
from the side. Snowden inter-
cepted a Smyrna pass and scoot-
ed down for another basket to
send the Tornadoes 'ahead, and
Gentry again hit the cords from
the back court to give Tyndall a
58-55 lead, which was trimmed to
58-57 as Sinyrna's Gardner put
one through the hoop seconds be-
fore the final whistle.
Gentry topped the Tornado
scorers with 25 points, becoming
_the third T/F player to reach that
total this season. Chuck Hocken-
berry's vital 17 points was second
best for Tyndall.. Gardner, with
19 points, and Thomas with 15,
were high for Smyrna.
In winning the tournament, the
Tornadoes boosted their season's
record to 32 wins in 38 starts.
No More Tourney
Play For T-F
Tyndall's hopes for a national
A.A.U. basketball championship
were doused with cold water early
this week upon the receipt of an
AAF letter which forbids partici-
pation by AAF teams or person-
nel in any state or national tourn-
aments. A clarification of this
letter was received here from
EFTC Headquarters at Maxwell
Field as the Tornadoes were in the
midst of winning the Southeastern
A.A.U. title in Atlanta.
According to the letter, March
1 is the regular closing date for
regular inter-post basketball
games. Games previously sched-
uled beyond that date will not be
considered as post-season games
and may be played. This permits
the Moqdy-Tyndall contest to be
(Continued on Page Five)
2 Ring Titles
In the Golden Gloves semi-fin-
als fought' last' Fiday night at
Wainwright Park Gym, Lt. Gue-
der's men bagged two of the sev-
en titles while the Navy boys of
Pensacola walked off with the re-
Tom O'Malley, 160 pound Tyn-
dall newcomer, took the middle-
weight crown by a decision over
164 pound Lyle Moreland, Wain-
wright employee. The welter-
weight title was won by Sandy
Schipani, 154% pound T/F boy
from Pittsburgh, by a decision
over Tyndall's veteran, Del Mun-
roe, 146 pounds.
The light-heavyweight semi-fin-
al was won by Pensacola's Red
Worley, 165 pounds, by a decision
over Phil Bannack, 164 pound
T/F gent from Hartford, Conn.
(Continued on Page Five)
FFEBR1SYARY 24, 1945
THE TYNDALL TARGET -
C-2 Still Has
14-0 Record To
Although the undefeated C-2
quintet still leads the inter-squad-
ron cage league with a 14-0 rec-
ord, the P.L.M. Hangar boys will
not have an easy time of it in
their two %remaining games.
Squadron K, in second place with
a 13-2 count, will have an oppor-
tunity to strengthen their bid for
the loop title when they meet the
leaders Thursday. The other op-
ponent on the C-2 schedule is the
B-6 five, which has won four
straight .games in the past two
weeks and is now in fifth place.
Should Squadron K topple C-2
and B-6 follow suit, the K quintet
will end up in a first place tie
with C-2, who will be playing the
pair of games with a furlough-
riddled squad. B-2, with a record
of 12-2, also has a chance for the
title; but a recent shipment has
taken from'them their high scor-
ing combination of Baris and
Compa, leaving Bob Hunt as the
one remaining sharpshooter.
Squadron A-i, running with the
leaders most of the way, were
dropped into fourth place with a
12-4 record after bowing to K in
their last game on the schedule.
The K cagers won out from the
A-1 five, 36-32, in a closely fought
contest which saw the A-1 team
handicapped early in the game as
their top scorer, Chuck Brawner,
was forced from the contest with
(As of Today)
Team W. L.
C-2 14 0
K 13 2
B-2 12 2
B-6 10 4
E-2 9 5
B-4 7 7
B-5 6 8
Weapons 6 7
C-6 and 9 6 9
B-1 5 8
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Team High Scorer
B-6 37 Fisher 11
B.1 35 Van Cott 18
Sqdn. K 36 .... Patterson ......................... 12
A-I 32 Lisi 10
B-2 59 Baris 19
B-5 20 Quinn 7
E-2 31 Kendall 8
B-4 25 Halperin 7
C-6 & 9 34 McNeil 11
Weapons 13 Salus 5
B-6 31 Lopez 12
B-5 30 Falger 7
B-6 30 Roberts i....... 12
E-2 26 Blakeman 10
B-1 26 Turno 11
B-4 25 Halperin 10
FEBUAR 2, 145THETYDAL TRGE PGE I\
An Army Veterinarian's Life
Can Be Dangerous and Rugged
The life of a veterinarian attached to the Air Corps may seem
dull to the uninitiated, but Major Arthur Christian, who has that job
at Tyndall Field, has another point of view on that matter.
After spending a year and a half with the Air Transport Com-
mand in Africa, Arabia, India, Iraq, and Iran, Major Christian can
*spin some pretty exciting stories
By One Point
One of the most crucial battles
of the G.I. kegling season took
place last week when the league-
leading C-5 bowlers met the pow-
erful C-6 pin men in a loop match.
Prior to the match the Ordnance
boys held a one point lead over
their Quartermaster opponents,
who were in second place.
However,' in the bitterly con-
tested trio of games last week the
Ordnance men emerged victorious
in two of the three games and
this, plus one point for the high-
est team total, gave them 58
points, one point better than the
B-l bowlers who took three from
A-2 by default. As a result of the
twin defeat, the C-6 keglers found
themselves in third place, three
points below the leaders. With
but two weeks of competition re-
maining, the QM -bowlers, T/F
champions for two consecutive
years, will have to win all six of
the games on their schedule in
order to have a possible chance for
By their triple win by default
over A-2, the B-1 pin men climbed
from fourth to second place. The
Finance quintet, which also 'has
N" an outside chance for the blue rib-
bon, was idle last week and now
holds fourth place, four points be-
hind the leaders.
Team (First Ten) L. Pt
T eam W L. Pts
C-5 42 .2 58
B-1 43 1 57
C-6 41 3 55
Finance 40 4 54
B-5 40 4 53
B-2 39 5 53
E-2 39 5 53
B-6 39 5 53
C-7 38 6 51
B-3 29 25 38
Last Week5s Results
C-5 2; C-6, 1. Wacs, 3; B-3, 0.
B- 3; A-2, 0. B-6, 3 E 0.
B-2, 3; A- 0. E-2, 3; Weapons, 0.
K, 3; B-4, B-5, 3; Sqdn. I, 0.
C-7, 2; C-4 1
Team S W. L. Pts.
M.O.Q. 31 14 41
Pencil Pushers ..................... 29 16 39
Snafus 25 20 35
Sluggers 24 21 34
Group II 25 20 II
Weather 21 24 .29
Brass Hats 22 23 2
Co-Pilots 19 26 24
Group I 15 30 19
Medics 14 31 1E
Georgeson (Sluggers) ........ ...... 183
Freeman (Sluggers) 181
Nagle (Group I) 173
Koch (Pencil Pushers) ... ............ 172
Raisch (Weather) 171
2 RING TITLES
(Continued from Page Four)
Pensacola's tight pants boxers
also pulled down the honors in the
lightweight, featherweight, ban-
tamweight, and flyweight con-
tests when Howard Jones scored
a decision over Tyndall's Pat Toal,
Buddy Ramsey won a decision ov-
er T/F's Johnny Passo, Don Lew-
is won a decision over Bill Greg-
ory and "Doc" Savage t.k.o.'d his
shipmate, Frank Lockwood.
TO TAKE ORDERS
FOR YANK PAYDAY
(Continued from Page One)
subscriber gets to read it wher-
ever he is, his family gets to look
at it, and his family at home can
save the copies for a post-war
Procedure F o
on his experience.
Take the time he was station-
ed on the Gold Coast. His job
there was examining beef brought
in by native farmers, a job that
sounds prosaic enough. But when
you consider the fact that African
cattle are subject to anthrax, one
of the deadliest diseases known,
you can see that examining the
beef was playing with death.
Anthrax can be contracted by
humans either by contact with in-
fected animals, or by eating their
flesh. And Major Christian had
to exercise extreme care in look-
ing for the presence of the disease
to avoid infection. Animals that
were diseased had to be burned
Another situation that wasn't
without its hazards came up when
the major was sent to one area to
take care of a pack of rabid dogs
running at large. In that case,
Major Christian turned nimrod,
and cleared up the problem by
hunting down and killing the
In his travels through Africa,
Major Christian had occasion to
stay with the French Foreign Le-
gion at Tendue. Tendue is the
location of the fort described in
the famous novel "Beau Geste."
However, according to the major,
the truth about Tendue is some-
what less glamorous than the
movie version. Instead of rolling
dunes of white sand, the major
recalls,,dreary expanses of rock
and searing heat.
The attitude of the average Af-
rican native towards animals was
something of a shock to Major
Christian. He recalls one sight
in particular, when he was in
Ethiopa. Pilgrims bound for Mec-
ca, when meal time came, cut
steaks out of live animals, and
Then sewed the animals up with
horse hair. "This," he said, "is
a regular procedure. They'll cut
the animal up until there's prac-
tically no meat left, then they'll
slaughter it. They do this because
they have no means of preserving
meat, and they can't afford to
butcher an animal for just one
meal. But whatever the reason
Sis, I can tell you the average
SAmerican needs a strong stom-
ach to witness cutting up a live
NO MORE TOURNEY
SPLAYS FOR T-F
(Continued from Page Four)
played off on March 3 at the Post
Gym, since it was originally
scheduled for mid-February but
was postponed in order to allow
both teams to compete in outside
The EFTC directive further
states that elimination basketball
tournaments subsequent to March
1 will be confined to participation
between teams representing in-
stallations within the command.
S WISH WE HAD SOME
FT. WAYNE, Ind. (CNS) -
Paul Perkins took a sleeping pow-
der, dropped into a heavy snooze,
and while he was sleeping a noisy
thief dug Perkins car out of a
Smudbank under the sleeper's bed-
room and drove off in the auto,
i which had no muffler, and back-
Sfired consistently. Perkins slept
on until the following morning.
Failing To Pay Accounts Is
Violation Of Mili-
That non-payment of bills is a
violation of the Articles of War
was emphasized this week by
publication in the Daily Bulletin
of an excerpt from a War De-
The circular outlined procedure
for organization commanders to
follow when men are transferred
without paying their bills and
when checks are written against
accounts with insufficient funds.
In part, the circular states:
"Commanders concerned will
take immediate action under Ar-
ticle of War 95 or 96 in each case
brought to their attention where-
in an individual under their com-
mand issues a check against an
account with insufficient funds or
fails to clear his personal ac-
counts prior to departure from his
station. When information of in-
debtedness is received subsequent
to the departure of an individual,
action to effect prompt settle-
ment of such accounts will be
taken by direct correspondence
between the commanding officer
of the station at which personal
accounts remain unsettled and the
individual's commanding officer."
The post legal office pointed
out that the Soldiers' and Sailors'
Relief Act prohibits prosecution
of military personnel for failure
to meet obligations incurred be-
fore they entered the service, but
that failure to pay debts incurred
while in service is a military as
well as civil offense.
minutes to play.
Gentry lifted Tyndall's hop-;
once more with a field goal and
Snowden intercepted a pass for
the goal that put the Tornadoes
ahead and before the clock ran
out Gentry added another basket
to take care of Gardner's last sec-
ond score. When the whistle blew,
it was Tyndall 58, Smyrna 57, and
the Tornadoes had won their sec-
ond tournament title the "hard
way," this time be performing an
"iron man" feat of playing and
winning four games between 3:30
Monday afternoon and 11:30 p. m.
The victory celebration by the
newly crowned champions con-
sisted of a midnight snack in a
downtown cafe and a lengthy
post-mortem on the game while
preparing to hit the sack in their
two rooms at the Piedmont Hotel
Atlanta sports writers failed to.
pick out any single member of the
Tyndall team for a stellar per-
formance, and fans at the Arena
conceded that any selection would
be based on individual games.
However, we're "in the know" and
can tell you who did the starring
without any hesitation. Take a
pencil and write down this list
of champions: Art Stevens, Jack
Gentry, Chuck Hockenberry, Finis
Snowden, Gordon MacConnachie,
Bobby Houck, Wally Lawton, Har-
old Simpson and Nick Wanchic-
they comprise a pretty good ball
club, and add Pete Collodi to that
list and you've got a pretty good
coach good enough to win two
titles and 32 games in 38 starts.
SALT LAKE CITY (CNS) -
Traffic violators here are going to
be in pictures. If they overstay
the time allowed by parking met-
ers, police plan to snap their pic-
tures and present them a" evi-
FEBRUARY 24, 1945
THE TYNDATJ TARGET
Overflow C ro w d
Sees Variety Show
At Post Theater
An overflow crowd packed
Theater No. 1 Thursday night to
witness a hilarious, talent-studded
variety show presented by "Shor-
ty Beer and His Hangovers" im-
mediately following the regular
Featuring the cream of GI tal-
ent, as well as recruits from the
ranks of local civilians, the show
marked the beginning of a semi-
monthly series of entertainment
programs to be incorporated in
the program of Personnel Servic-
The laugh-packed show was
centered around the new, popular
jive band, "Shorty Beer and His
Hangovers," with skits and gag
routines interspersed among tal-
Pfc. Mel Jass and S/Sgt. Bud
Alden, acting as co-emcees, pulled
no punches as their laugh-a-min-
ute routines sparked the evening's
entertainment along. Perhaps the
one skit that will be remembered
the longest by the male element
of the audience was the one fea-
turing that ravishing redhead,
Becky Emanuel, who was chased
across the stage repeatedly by
drooling Mel Jass. This bit was
typical of the "Hellzapoppin" type
of gags used between the more
The terpsichorean chores were
ably handled by A/C Chick Car-
ter, who starred in an eccentric
comedy dance and also teamed
with Wac Pvt. Jo Walden in a,
ballroom number; by Pvt. John
Pitman, "Dark Cloud of Sun-
shine," whose song and dance act
furnished one of the highlights of
the show; and by A/C Duffy Lan-
non,, whose "table-top tapping"
antics amazed the audience.
Dorothy Ellis, a civilian pianist
who appeared as one of the fea-
tures of the program, drew hearty
applause with "Begin the Be-
guine" and "Holiday' for Strings."
The night was rounded out by
two singers who performed in true
professional style; Sgt. Ethel
Snowa, Wac warbler, and the ev-
er-popular baritone, Sgt. Johnny
In preparation for an even
larger production two weeks
hence, interested personnel of the
Post are urged to parade their
talent to the Personnel Services
Office, where full consideration
will be given each applicant for
participation in soldier-show pro-
fContinued from Page Four)
game, the Tornadoes watched with
amazement as the Third Student
Training Regiment hoopsters from
Ft. Benning eliminated the star-
studded Maxwell Field five. Since
the Tyndall team had been count-
ing on Maxwell to give them most
of their opposition in the tourney,
the Tornadoes took heart at the
defeat of the Montgomery quin-
tet, and while they didn't swamp
the A.S.F. squad, their 53-50 tri-
umph advanced them to the semi-
finals, which was all that was
necessary. For, having gone that
far, the Tornadoes for the first
time felt that they had a better
than even chance of winning the
In their game Tuesday after-
noon against the Ft. Benning In-
fantrymen the Tornadoes had two
big incentives by winning they
would advance into the finals, and
at the same time they would in-
directly prove themselves better
than the Maxwell cagers. The
Benning Rifles were plenty rough
and tough and the Tornadoes were
beginning to feel the pace. During
the first half the Tyndall five
managed to keep up with the
Rifles, but in the last two minutes
the Benning men boosted their
lead to 22-16.
Coming out on the floor in the
second period, the Tornadoes made
fast their defensive lines and lim-
ited the Rifles to three field goals
and three foul conversions for the
entire half. Meanwhile, Gentry
and Hockenberry pried the lid
off the basket and Jack slipped
four buckets through the net, his
first tallies of the game, and
Hockenberry added six more
points to his lone field goal of the
first half. The 37-32 triumph was
the Tornadoes' lowest scoring vic-
tory of the tourney. Stevens was
high man for T/F with 9 points.
The final game Tuesday night
saw Smyrna take an early lead
and hold a 28-21 edge at the half,
With a little lucky Tyndall would
have had a 10 point lead, but too
many shots rolled around the rim
and dropped out instead of in. The
two teams matched baskets most
of the way through the second
period, with Hockenberry doing
most of the matching for Tyndall.
However, with five minutes to go
the 'Iornadoes hit the net for six
straight field goals to go ahead
60-43. But Thomas and Gardner
joined forces for Smyrna and pen-
etrated the Tyndall zone defense
for a dozen points of their own
to give the Tennessee Bombers a
55-52 margin wth less than two
PAGE SIX THE TYNDALL TARGE'I~' FEBRUARY 24, 1945
Hordes of New' Gunners Descend Upon
Panama City in Graduation Celebration
Well, here we go again, for the
last time. Although we said our
fond and tearful goodbyes in last
week's column, w find that the
great majority of us brand new
gunners will be hanging around
old eye-seven for some time yet,
so another column is in order.
All the reports of Saturday
night's gala celebration are only
too, too true. Hordes of proud
new gunners, sporting their new-
ly acquired wings, descended on
lovely (?) Panama City and near-
by communities like a horde of lo-
custs. Although your ever faith-
I-2 Cadets Leave
For Week's Visit
A t Apalachicola
Cadets of this Squadron left
Saturday noon for a week's flight
training at Apalachicola. Along
this same line the EM's are be-
coming post-war engineers. Seems
that the post engineers are giving
considerable training to most of
our men digging ditches at the
base of the hill near our section
While our C.O., Lt. Garland, has
left on leave, lst/Lt. John E.
O'Brien has taken over the com-
mand of 1-2.
Ist/Sgt. Riedel back from furre
lough has relieved S/Sgt. Battag-
lia of his duties as acting first ser-
geant and is he relieved!
Nice work on winning the in-
spection last week. Two first
.-p#ges and a second "ain't" bad in
Since the day of K-rations, we
have been eating more than usual.
K-day wasn't too "fuel filling" for
us. How about you?
Sunday found several of the
men on the "black-top" with Lt.
O'Brien. Some special occasion, I
presume or was it? Shoe re-
pair is on Friday, men!
The old story of "when are you
going to start school?" still has
us buffaloed. Time alone will tell.
And we have plenty of it.
Watch that air-speed and keep
your wings up.
BUY WAR BONDS!
ful scribe is somewhat dazed him-
self as the result of the terrific
extra-curricular amusements this
past week-end, we've been just
able to decipher reports of the hil-
arious time enjoyed by 1-7 cele-
brants. The juiciest episodes of
the week-end the episodes that
would make the best reading -
aren't suitable for printing, but
any one of hundreds of lucky gun-
ners will tell you that the post-
graduation ceremonies at the local
pubs were a howling success.
Perhaps the most disappointing
story we've heard was the one re-
peated over and over again by
men who failed to break the "pick-
Art Class Gets Under
Way With 28 Members
Learning How To Draw
et line" of MP's at one of the
more popular hotels down town.
And the most pathetic story con-
cerns the hapless GI who tangled
with h briar patch in the North
Florida wilds, and arrived at .the
orderly room Monday morning
looking like a cross between a pois-
on ivy victim and a devotee of the
St. Vitus dance. He's been issued
his official, shiny Purple Shaft to
wear alongside those brilliant new
So, for the second time, here's
a hearty adios to the many friends
we've made in the outfit. The
best of the best to youse-all.
Types Of Gunners
There were G.I. teachers, G.I.
-5models, and 28 G.I. students, but
models, and 28 G.I. students, but
Class 225 is the first class to
the Personnel Services sketch
class, which met for the first time
Tuesday night in the information
and educational center, was any-
thing but G.I. in feeling.
Sergeants, corporals and pri-
vates became just artists for a
couple of hours and left the war
and army routine far behind as
they attempted, many of them
starting from scratch, to draw
A few of the students were
there because they intend to be-
come commercial artists. Many
were taking, sketching as a hobby
and still others were there be-
cause they just love to draw. But
all were intent upon their work,
which was under the encourage-
ment and supervision of Sgt. Joe
Rowe, Pvt. Richard C. Fowler and
Pvt. Harold Solomon.
As one student remarked when
leaving the classroom, "You'd
think you'd be tense in a place
like that but you're not. You
must relax and forget where you
are and who you are."
Two stuttering blacksmiths had
finished heating a piece of steel,
and one placed it on the anvil.
`Hhhhhhit it," he stuttered to
"Wwwwwwwhere?" the assist-
...."Aw, Hhhhhell, we'll hhhhave
to heeeeat it again, now."
have a complement of mixed
groups, A-20, 8-24, A-26, and P-61
men, all having one thing in com-
mon airplane mechanics. To top
it off there are officers, cadets,
combat returnees and, of course,
us four-year rookies.
Brass buttons: For some un-
known reason, or is it unknown,
the brass in 1-5 has been shining
with a brilliant luster of late and
the "Black Top" detail has been
Proper Dress: Strong emphas-
is has recently been placed on pro-
per dress, much to the concern of
the G.I. populace in this vicinity.
Pet Peeves: Lt. Weber sweat-
ing the formation out ... The K.
P. that puts chow on your class
"B's" instead of your tray... The
C.Q.'s whistle in the morning .
Door and screen slammers at
night Hot water hogs and
shower swimmers The strag-
glers that keep formations wait-
ing Pool table monopolizers
. Chow lines, show lines, P.X.
lines, wash lines, Panama City
Landscaping: Each day brings
new shrubs and trees. Before our
half-shut eyes those graduate gun-
ners of 45-5 are bringing the
woods right into our front yard
and they intend to make I-5 the
garden spot of Tyndall.
Price Tags Mar
CHICAGO If you got a dis-
charge .tomorrow, hopped back
home and made a dash for the
nearest civilian clothing store,
you'd come out $263.10 lighter by
the time you had assembled a
modest little wardrobe.
A shopping tour to estimate the
cost of coming out of the khaki
cocoon resulted in the table print-
ed below. Prices listed are not
the rock-bottom lowest but are
far from getting into the expen-
This is the cost of good, wear-
able togs for a guy, who doesn't
want to scatter his savings on
Two Suits $ 75.00
Six Shirt 15.00
Six undershirts 3.00
Six pair shorts 6.00
Six pair socks 3.60
Two pair shoes 15.00
Six ties 6.00
Two pair pajamas (remember?)- 6.00
Cost so far, $179.10, and thatI
doesn't give you' things like a
bathrobe and slippers or any
extra shirts and underwear. while
you're waiting for the laundry.
But you'll need something heavier
than a topcoat this winter. Over-
coat $45. One sport outfit
will set you back $5.00 for the
shirt, $10.00 for slacks, $5.00 for a
sweater and $19.00 for a jacket.
And if you want to weep about
it, you'll have to borrow a hand-
kerchief from somebody!
of the boys were rolling the bones
in a back room here when four
bandits entered, lined the players
against the walls, scooped up a
"pot" of $2,052 and escaped.
1-8 Boasts M a n y
Decorations F o r.
For the past month or so the
sub-section has had a flurry of
those "ole sojers" returning from
overseas. I doubt if there is an-
other organization on the base
that can boast the citations and
ribbons that can be found right
here. Just to mention several we
have the Silver Star, Soldiers Med-
al, Croix de Guerre, Distinguished
Flying Cross and so many Oak
Leaf Clusters that I don't have
enough fingers and toes to try, to
count them. It is a great thing
to know that a fellow has a re-
turn trip to look forward to if he
goes over as a combat crew mem-
ber. What other country brings
its men back before they hit the
Of course a soldier just ain't un-
less he is really griping and hawk-
ing around for something to get
sore about. Let it be known here
and now that section I-8 has some
of the best soldiers classified thus-
ly The only thing that this
reporter cannot understand is why
in blazes they are all so anxious
to get those passes every night
with "not a damned thing" to do
in this town.
The tent or room in every area
of the sub-section that has the
best area for the most number of
days during the week gets a pass
over the entire week-end. It-helps
get the boys to stay on the ball.
T/Sgt. Harry Chapman, who is
now in the hospital with a bad
foot, has two rooms (four and
five) that have started a feud ov-
er the setup. Every morning they
go over the rooms with a fine
tooth comb. The only trouble is
that T/Sgt. Dave Kritzer keeps ro-
tating between rooms and empty-
ing his pipe on the floor dat
FEBRUARY 24, 1945
TH E TYNDALL TARGETII
FEBRUARY 24, 1945 THE TYNDALL TARGET PAGE SEVEN
At The Theaters
Today, "BETWEEN TWO WOM-
EN," Van Johnson, Gloria De-
Sunday, Monday, "PAN-AMERI-
CANA," Phillip Terry, Eve Ar-
Tuesday, "HER LUCKY NIGHT,"
Andrew Sisters, Martha O'Dris-
coll and "I LOVE A MYST-
ERY," Jim Bannon, Nina Foch.
Wednesday, Thursday, "OBJEC-
TIVE, BURMA," Errol Flynn,
Friday, Saturday, "HERE COMES
THE CO-EDS," Abbott and Cos-
Sunday, "SUNDAY DINNER FOR
A SOLDIER," Anne Baxter,
Monday, Tuesday, "TONIGHT
AND EVERY NIGHT," Rity
Hayworth, Lee Bowman.
Wednesday, Thursday, "WINGED
VICTORY," Jeanne Crain, Ed-
Friday, "A SONG FOR MISS JU-
LIE," Anton Bolin, Alicia Mar-
S a t u r d a y, "BORDERTOWN
TRAIL," Smiley Burnette.
Late Show Saturday, "NIGHT-
CLUB GIRL," Vivian Austin,
Sunday, "TAHITI NIGHTS," Dave
Monday, Tuesday, "PRINCESS
AND THE PIRATE," Bob Hope,
Wednesday, Thursday, "MAISIE
.w,~OES TO RENO," Ann Sothern,
Friday, "CALIFORNIA JOE,"
Don (Red) Barry.
Sunday, "FACES IN THE FOG,"
Jane Withers, Paul Kelly.
Monday, "NEVADA," Robert
Mitchum, Anne Jeffreys.
Tuesday, Wednesday, "THE BIG
SHOW-OFF," Arthur Lake,
What's Doing Next Week
7:00 P.M--Bingo, Rec Hall.
7:30 P.M.-Movies, Ree Hall 1.
7:00 P.M.-Pe r son al Advance-
ment Classes, Special
7:30 P.M.-Movies, Sec. F Bee.
8:00 P.M.-Dance, USO.
8:00 P.M.-Talent Review, Ree
Hall 1, Prizes.
12:30 P..-Special Service Non-
Com Meeting, Library
8:00 P.L-GI Dance, Bee Hall 1,
6:30 P.M--Movies, Sec. F, Ree
7:00 P.M-Pe rsonal Advance-
ment Classes, Special
8:00 P.M.-GI Dance, Bee Hall 1,
8:00 PL.-Dance, Sec. F Bee
6:30 P.M.-Movies, Sec F Bee
7:0OP.M.-Movies, Rec Hall 1.
Red Cross Hospital
FEBRUARY 25--MARCH 3
6:00-Patients meet at the Red
Cross building to go to
USO show, "Off The Rec-
Available from Commercial News Providers"
Lt. Lugo To Become Gunnery Officer
At Laredo; De Laune New CO In I-3
First Lt. Frank M. Lugo, commanding officer for Section I-3
since March, 1944, left Tyndall Field last week to become a gunnery
officer at Laredo, Texas. Upon graduation from O. C. S. at Miami
Beach in November, 1942, Lt. Lugo was assigned to Tyndall Field.
Prior to O.C.S. he served as an enlisted man at Kelly Field.
Second Lieutenant Elson M. De*
Laune will replace Lt. Lugo as fore it was transferred to Section
commanding officer of 1-3. He H. We, of I-3, certainly enjoyed
has been serving as Supply Offi- getting acquainted with our ami-
able allies from across the Pacific.
The changes that have been Prior to this, the extent of our
made in the area surrounding knowledge of the Chinese was
I-3's orderly room are due to the found in the Confucious sayings.
work of Corporal A. P. Hardy and If you know any new ones, Ting
his crew from Class 45-3. Those Wong will be glad to hear them.
interested in soil conservation will In 45-10, writing Chinese charac-
find the ditches re-enforced and a tears has crowded Crossword puz-
foot bridge constructed to prevent zles off the list. Many of these
caving in of the sides of the ditch. Chinese students have seen sever-
The finishing touches were the al years of war, torture and slav-
The finishing touches were the r dp te p ouh
erecting of a fence surrounding ery despite their apparent youth.
the area with buff painted posts A/C H.E.R.
Class 45-3, graduated January
20, is still eagerly watching for
that shipping date. In the mean-
time part of the class is keeping -
its shooting eye sharp at Apala-
chicola. The remainder of the 0
class began refreshing their fir- \ J"
ing techniques last Friday.
Class 45-10 has reached the
halfway mark. The barracks are C
full of constant chatter about j
burst control, skeet, and turret Q O
firing. It's hard to separate the .
old aids. Some boast about I $L 5
their scores; others don't mention ~'
theirs for good reasons. Since the 1
marks have ben posted, the mas-
ters of the G.E., Martin, and Em-
erson Turrets, sighting, commun-
ications and weapons are busy fir-
ing, learning maintenance, and
jam handy. -- -
Do you ever expect tq use" the
insurance that is found in a para-
chute pack? If so, you ought to //VFOR'MA T/ON
join our parachute P.T. classes. ALL STUDENIT
P.T. for four hours a day, not bad,
or don't you care to be a super- STrRUCTORS AN
man? and as for P.T. we'll go THE 9
ahead and do it for we find that
it's easier than explainingwhy we AIAY SOMEDAY A
didn't. Ask Murphy.
For a week I-3 was host to the BETWEEN A ,SA
Chinese Gunnery Detachment be- A4 Cfd 9/t A/ -V.
MIGHT PAY IN PC
SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -
Because passengers have been
complaining, th City Utilities De-
partment has ordered 350 street
car conductors to take courtesy
Kse4 .L #&s
RUNNERS / V -
D OFFPICeS AT
BE THI DIFFERENCE
FE RETURN AND
A VE. eo -2/0
FEBRUARY 24, 1945
THE TYNDALL TARGET
Russian Is N e w
At GI University
Russian is the newest addition
to the'language classes as a part
of the extensive off-duty educa-
tional program sponsored by the
Personal Services Office. This
class will meet at 8 p. m., Tues-
days and Thursdays, in the In-
formation and Education Center.
Cpl. Raymond C. Overstreet, who
has been making a serious study
of Russian, will act as class lead-
A Japanese class will begin as
soon as self-teaching materials ar-
rive. Personnel Services Office is
interested in contacting anyone
with a speaking knowledge of this
Classes in radio, comparative
anatomy, and psychology will be-
gin soon and will be announced in
The Target, the Daily Bulletin,
and on section bulletin boards. In-
formation pertaining to other
courses formerly announced may
be obtained from Cpl. Patrick Ho-
gan at the Personnel Services Of-
A schedule of classes already in
progress at the Information and
Education Center follows:
Monday and Wednesday
7:00 p.m. Bookeeping and Ac-
7:00 p.m. Business Law.
8 p.m. Calculus.
7 p.m. Elementary French.
7 p.m. German.
7 p.m. Trigonometry.
Tuesday and Thursday
7 p.m. Advanced French.
7 p.m. French-English.
7 p.m. Navigation.
7 p.m. Sketch Class.
7 p.m. Spanish.
8 p.m. Algebra.
8 p.m. Geometry (New time),
8 p.m. Russian.
A cautious wolf in Hollywood
had his auto license changed tc
PAGE EIGHT THE TYNDALL TARGET FEBRUARY 24, 1945
People Of Manila
To Feed Soldiers
"We Would Gladly Die For
You," They Told
NEW YORK The people of
Manila were so glad to see our
boys, reports Sgt. Dick Hanley in
the March 9th issue of Yank, the
Army Weekly, that they braved
sniper fire to bring them coffee.
"The man with the coffee cups
appeared again," writes Hanley in
his report of the entrance into the
Philippines capital. "He approach-
ed the nearest GI kneeling behind
a concrete cornerstone. 'Coffee,
sir?' he asked the infantryman.
"The GI angrily growled at
the friendly civilian, 'You can get
hurt out here, Joe,' he said.
"The Filipino answered: 'I
know. We Filipinos are so happy
to see you. We have waited so
long for you to come and with
the Japanese it was not easy,
We would gladly die for you now
that you are here.'
"The battle-weary infantry vet-
eran fixed the safety of his M-1,
took the cup and gulped down the
lukewarm contents. Shaking his
head and smiling at the Filipino,
the GI again turned his gun to
the direction from which he
thought the Jap bullets had come."
Are Reduced To 10
Pair Must Serve in U. S. Pen
For Arms Theft
':':> Two Tyndall Field men who
were convicted in a general court
martial several weeks ago of steal-
ing and selling government guns
and ammunition have had their
sentences reduced from 20 to 10
The case was reviewed by the
Judge Advocate General's office
The two men, Pvt. Victor J.
Morency and Pfc. Robert G.
Beard, were ordered confined to
the federal penitentiary at Chilli-
You Can Fix Your
Watch So It Reads
24-Hour Army Time
A limited supply of decalcom-
anias by which an ordinary watch
may be converted to indicate both
standard and the 24-hour Army-
Navy time is available for first-
comers who call for them at the
office of The Target, in building
351, opposite Mess Hall No. 1.
The decalcomania are supplied
by the Standard Oil Co., and are
to be attached to watch crystals.
Those unable to get to The Tar-
get office before the supply runs
out may obtain them by writing
to James F. Earley, district man-
ager, Standard Oil Co. of Ken-
tucky, Jacksonville 3, Florida.
Team Is Selected
For Gunnery Meet
Five instructors have been se-
lected to represent Tyndall Field
at the next national gunnery meet
to be held March 10 and 11 at
Bickingham Field, Fla.
They are: Cpl. Maurice A.
Crookmore, Flint, Mich.; Sgt. Ro-
land L. Mueller, Lewiston, Me.;
S/Sgt. Herbert J. Wright, Bill-
ings, Mont.; Pfc. John A. Kiehl,
Combined Army and Navy
operations in the Pacific have
executed two amphibious land-
ings on Iwo Jima and Corregi-
dor and have made a gigantic
naval bombardment and car-
rier-based plane attack on Tok-
This offsets the action in the
European Theater, which has
held the limelight for several
weeks. Gains there are small
at present but much violent ac-
tion is expected in the near fu-
A new phase of Pacific war
was opened early in the week
when an armada of ships, so vast
in scope it was almost unbeliev-
able, lay in the Pacific some 300
miles off Japan and sent wave up-
on wave of carrier planes over the
mainland, bombing every military
installation in sight. More than
1,200 sorties were flown in each
of the first two days of the at-
The attack was unopposed by
the Jap fleet but in frequent dog-
fights 409 Japanese planes were
destroyed with an added 150 dam-'
aged for the American loss of 49
planes and 30 to 40 pilots.
Iwo lima Shelled
Meanwhile another fleet of bat-
tlewagons, large and small, just
to the south of the fleet of car-
riers and escort off Japan, shelled
the volcanic speck of Iwo Jima,
which has proved to be such a
headache for B-29 Superforts bas-
ed on Saipan and Tinian.
This island of eight square miles
was the first Japanese owned is-
land attacked, as all islands pre-
vious were conquested. Nippon
used this spot advantageously, it
being within long range bombing
distance of the Mariannas.
Before the Navy poured its ex-
plosive might into the island it
had been bombed for 74 consecu-
tive days by Liberators.
Tarawa and all the other am-
phibious landings on the various
reconquered atolls of the Pacific
had been contested bitterly, but
none so bitterly as Iwo Jima. An
extinct volcano stands on one
end of the island and it was a
honeycomb of tunnels. The slopes
reaching to the top were lined
with pillboxes, sometimes as close
as 10-feet apart.
When the Marines of the,
Fourth and Fifth Division landed,
they were met by a withering
concentration of fire and during
the first forty-eight hours of
fighting suffered 3,650 casualties
in killed and wounded.
Their gains were measured in
feet and inches instead of yards
but they continued to press for-
ward. Latest reports announce
they have captured one air strip
and are close to the second, and
have about one-third of the island
in their possession.
Land On Corregidor
Another landing, second only to
Iwo Jima, was carried out on
SYOU CAN BANK ON UNCLE
SAM; HE'LL GIVE YOU HIS
Seymour, Conn., and Cpl. William
H. Whatley, Reynolds, Ga.
A student team will be named
about 48 hours'before the meet.
It is 51/2 years since Adolf Hitler plunged the world into its most
terrible war, sending his panzer divisions smashing across Poland on
Sept. 3, 1939. At the height of his conquests, Hitler reached the At-
lantic on the west, the Mediterranean and North Africa on the south
and drove to the gates of Moscow, 1300 miles from Berlin on the east.
Today, the horrors of war which Hitler brought to the rest of Europe
are coming home to the fatherland. The Red Army has crossed the
German frontier in the east, the armies of the western democracies
are poised along the Siegfried line on the west, and Italy has been
liberated up to the Po valley in the south. Now Germany alone re-
mains, Hitler's final fortress.
Corregidor, .the rock which pro-
tects Manila Bay. Paratroops
were landed first, dropping a
short distance inland and these
were followed closely by an am-
plibious landing by troops under
Lt. Gen. Robert Eichelberger, who
had driven down the Bataan Pen-
insula erasing resistance in that
Soon the two forces had linked
up together and, aided by naval
shell fire, they kept the Japs hol-
ed up in the rocks, although they
came out in the open to fight to
the last in some instances. The
fanaticsm of the Japs is almost
unbelievable, and despite the
heavy bombardment and shelling
they were on their feet fighting
to the very last.
Mopping Up Manila
The final stages of clearing Ma-
nila of Japs progressed slowly
this week but at last the remain-
ing garrison was compressed into
a square 800 yards by 1,200 yards.
However, the city where they
were cornered is in ruins. Build-
ings have been booby-trapped and
burned and several civilians are
now being held as hostages. Gen.
MacArthur has ordered his men
The announcement by the Crimea Conference that Germany
would be defeated by concerted United Nations' blows "from
the east, west, north and south" throws the European spotlight on
tiny Denmark. This small nation, which has been ground under the
Nazi heel since 1940, lies due north of Germany. Will the Allies
strike at Germany from Dedmark?
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to proceed cautiously lest they
kill civilians by mistake or give
the Japs an excuse, to do so.
British Empire troops led by
Scottish infantrymen have per-
formed an around-the-end play on
the Nazis, despite futile resist-
ance. Paratroops and other re-
inforcements were thrown into
numerous counter attacks but
they were beaten off. They have
outflanked the Siegfried Line by
capturing, first Kleve last week,
and then Gotch this week.
This success gives them an op-
en shot at the Ruhr valley, Ger-
many's most vital and high pro-
tected area. It is here that most
of Germany's armament is man-
A heavy artillery barrage pre-
ceded the drive on Gotch, one for
which Field Marshal Montgomery
is noted, and it was this which
gave the infantry the advantage,
as most tanks were mired in mud.
Patton Makes Gain
After several days of prodding
for a weakness in the enemy line,
Lt. Gen. Patton's Third Army
forced its way deeper into Ger-
many, capturing 15 towns in a
three mile gain on a winding fifty
.The Seventh Army was driving
on Saarbruecken, metropolis of
the Saar Basin, sweeping four
towns clear of Nazis, on a ten
Everything appeared to be
shaping up for a major drive pro-
bably- sarting next moonhtl
erywhere along the line, each out-
fit was bettering its position to-
have a springboard when the big
Russians Slow Down
It is very apparent that any
army which traveled as far as the
Russians, in as short a period of
time as they did, must slow down
for a breather, and to let sup-
plies and communications catch
That is what happened on the
Eastern Front and though the
front is by no means inactive, the
surging initiative which marked
the drive up to this week is gone.
Most of the gains registered
were by Marshal Konev's First
Ukrainian Army in central Ger-
many, southeast of Berlin. Its
last forward surge carried to
within 79 miles southeast of the
Nazi' capital, and less than fifty
miles from Dresden.
On the northern end of the line
forces of General Ivan Cherniak-
ovsky, who died from wounds su-
stained in action, captured Grud-
ziadz, south of Danzig and were
driving toward the Baltic port,
on a forty mile front.
German defenders staged sev-
eral counterattacks along the
line but all were beaten off. They
were intended to keep as many
troops as possible occupied, it is
Meanwhile the Russians contin-
ued to pile up supplies and direct-
ly east of Berlin it was known
that artillery pieces were as close
together as 400 to the mile.
Several bomber attacks by the
Eighth Air Force and RAF were
launched on Dresden, Nuernberg
arid other points in support of the